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February 08, 2007
  On the external campaign trailPDF files may take a moment to load

This year's Students' Union general election external forum showcased five commissioners vying for four spots and two experienced vice-president candidates.

The external commission's mandate is to represent students to the government at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. The political climate for the coming year looks intense with the possibility of elections at all levels, creating huge opportunities for a strong external commission to gain headway with new governments.

February 08, 2007
  Editorial: Pepsi-campusPDF files may take a moment to load

In 1997 the University of Calgary signed a contract with the Pepsi Corporation, giving them the exclusive right to sell soft drinks on campus. Now, 10 years later, the deal is set to expire and the university and Students' Union--who weren't involved in the original deal--are looking to re-negotiate.

February 08, 2007
  Online Exclusive: SU VP op-fi forumPDF files may take a moment to load

Depending on the results of the Students' Union operations and finance commissioner election, the future may be very blue for patrons of MacEwan Student Centre.

During the forum for op-fi Commissioner candidates, held Thur., Feb. 8, the questions posed ranged from the light hearted, "What color should be Mac Hall be painted?," to the serious, and main issue of student space development.

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February 08, 2007
  A rare winPDF files may take a moment to load

There was a lot of entertaining volleyball being played at the Jack Simpson Gym Feb. 2-3 as the University of Calgary Dinos battled for the last playoff spot.

The Dinos took on the University of Winnipeg Wesmen in a two-game series over the weekend. Knowing their playoff chances were slim and thinning by the minute, the Dinos brought a lot of intensity and energy to the court Fri., Feb. 2.

February 08, 2007
  Men's Hockey: Dinos drop fourth straight, fall to last in the divisionPDF files may take a moment to load

The winter weather froze a few noses this weekend, as well as the University of Calgary men's hockeysaurs. Their attempt at getting back to their winning ways fell short during their Feb. 2-3 series in Richmond, B.C. against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The T-Birds picked the Dinos clean with a last minute 3-2 victory in the opening game and a 3-1 win Saturday night.

February 08, 2007
  Curling: Italian goldPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada struck gold at the 23rd Winter Universiade Games in Torino, Italy, thanks to the women's curling team from the University of Calgary.

The Winter Universiade Games are the equivalent of the Olympics for university students. The successful team consisted of skip Brittany Gregor, Katrine Fisette, Heather Hansen and Hayley Pattison and was coached by Colin Blyth. Canada defeated Russia 6-5 in the final on Fri., Jan. 26.

February 08, 2007
  Baseball: Former player speaksPDF files may take a moment to load

The sport of baseball has been host to many inspirational players over the years. An example of this long standing tradition is one-handed wonder Jim Abbott.

The University of Calgary Dinos Baseball Club held their annual charity dinner and hosted the former professional baseball player in the MacEwan Hall Ballroom Wed., Jan. 31.

February 08, 2007
  Women's Basketball: Dinos heat up Winterpeg, pick up eighth straight winPDF files may take a moment to load

Global warming is not an issue in Winterpeg. Just ask the University of Calgary women b-ballers. They had to fight off intolerable Winnipeg weather--as well as two of the toughest teams in the league--to extend their incredible winning streak to eight straight games. But streaks don't come easy.

"It was -49ºC with the wind-chill [on the weekend]," noted Dino head coach Shawnee Harle. "I don't know how people live there."

February 08, 2007
  Women's Volleyball: T-Birds pose problems for perplexed DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

Though stumbling slightly during a road trip in B.C., the Dinos women's volleyball squad held a good playoff position coming into the series against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Feb. 2-3. Unfortunately, the Dinos' poor play against the Trinity Western University Spartans Sat., Jan. 27 carried over to the home series against the T-Birds, as the Dinos were swept for the second time this season.

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